Bow tie pasta with roasted tomatoes and red peppers in a bowl.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

This Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad is another great way to pump up the flavour when fresh produce is not in season.  Roasting the tomatoes is the next best thing to garden-fresh tomatoes.

I was inspired by this Roasted Tomato Winter Salad.  I drained a can of whole tomatoes and oven-roasted them to amp up the flavour.  You could use Roma tomatoes as well but in the middle of a Canadian winter there is no guarantee they will be flavourful either.

This Galyn’s Restaurant House Celery Seed dressing also was a god-send to alleviate my ‘mid-winter salad blues’.   I have absolutely fallen in love with it so I was keen to try it in other dishes.

Here is the result.  A rather tasty-if-I-do-say-so-myself pasta salad that is perfect for winter lunches.

You can make this ahead and store in the fridge.  If that is the case I reserve about half of the dressing and just add it before serving. Otherwise the pasta soaks up all the dressing and the salad feels dry.

You could also use a mayonnaise dressing here or any favourite vinaigrette.

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Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad
This Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad is another great way to pump up the flavour when fresh produce is not in season.  Roasting the tomatoes is the next best thing to garden-fresh tomatoes.
Bow tie pasta with roasted tomatoes and red peppers in a bowl.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Roasted Tomatoes
Pasta Salad
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Roasted Tomatoes
Pasta Salad
Bow tie pasta with roasted tomatoes and red peppers in a bowl.
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Rating: 0
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain tomatoes and reserve juice for another use. Quarter and seed pepper.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and spices. Roast in oven for approximately 90 minutes.
  4. When cool enough to handle remove skins from peppers and chop to desired consistency.
  5. While tomatoes are roasting cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
  6. Drain and rinse tuna. Clean, trim and slice celery cross-wise.
  7. Prepare dressing.
  8. Mix all salad ingredients together. Pour over desired amount of dressing and allow to rest 20 minutes before serving. If making ahead, add half the desired amount of dressing and refrigerate. Add more of reserved dressing to taste just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information for salad.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1052mg 44%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 84%
Calcium 5%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

See here for nutritional information on dressing.

This Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad is another great way to pump up the flavour when fresh produce is not in season.  It's the next best thing to garden-fresh tomatoes.

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